Repair of an Inadvertent Buttonhole or Leaking Filtering Bleb

Gissur J. Petursson, Frederick T. Fraunfelder

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Buttonholing of conjunctival flaps at the time of filtering glaucoma surgery or a leak in the flap postoperatively can cause serious problems and may be most difficult to repair. A new delicate atraumatic needle has been used successfully in five cases to close conjunctiva to conjunctiva or conjunctiva to cornea defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-927
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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